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Why does my thermal fuse keep blowing on my Whirlpool Dryer

Why does my thermal fuse keep blowing on my Whirlpool Dryer

I have a WED49STBW1 dryer that continues to blow thermal fuses, and we have not been able to identify why.

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"Hi,

Do you mean that you have replaced the “….Cycling Thermostat, Thermal Cutoff Switch, and the heating element itself” or not?

If not check that the Hi Limit thermostat (supplier example only) is OK and also that the resistance of the heater element is OK. I don’t know what the resistance value of the heater is, but research online seems to indicate that it is a 240V 5400W heater so the resistance is ~10ΩHere’s the wiring sheet for the dryer that may also help in case it is a wiring problem"

the thermal fuse opens at high temp. The heater is controlled by the temp sensor. So either the heater is overheating too fast, maybe due to a ground short, the temp sensor isn’t working or miswired, or the control isn’t controlling.

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